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A maverick neuroscientist believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories.
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Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, MCP ’78, PhD ’81, isn’t afraid to clean house.
By asking that simple question for more than five decades, Institute Professor Millie Dresselhaus has pioneered nanoscience, launched a new field of energy research, and helped women find their place at MIT.
The designers of the Pebble watch realized that a mobile phone is more useful if you don’t have to take it out of your pocket.